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Local soccer club fundraiser brings in more than expected

It appears despite the state of the economy in the West, there’s no shortage of generous people in the Lloydminster area.

 

The Lloydminster Drillers Soccier Club recently held their annual comedy night fundraiser at the Lloydminster Stockade on Saturday, January 23rd. The evening included silent auction and dance following comedians, Karry Unger & Kevin Stobo. Club Administrator, Amanda Powell, says the night went really well. In fact, they surpassed their fundraising goal.

 

“We actually raised just over $29,000. We weren’t anticipating THAT much actually. I was more thinking around 20 [thousand dollars],” Powell says surprised.

 

The funds will go to the club’s rep teams and the Club will be meeting with its board members to decide what to do with the extra funding, having brought in around $4,000 more than last year. Powell notes it’s a good ‘problem’ to have.

 

“The quad [raffle] did help. We pre-sold tickets before the comedy night so it wasn’t the biggest draw for the comedy night. I would say the silent auction and then the comedians would be our biggest draw,” explains Powell.

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Powell also said the event will almost certainly be back again next year.

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